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Open Access Week is a global event that promotes the benefits of Open Access publishing to inspire wider participation for academic and research communities. This is important because:

  • The average costs of journals are rising and yearly subscriptions can range from $1,000 - $20,000 per year.

  • It helps to spread knowledge and allow others to build on that knowledge. If you can’t access it, you can’t use it.

  • Open Access helps reduce duplication in publicly funded research.

  • It helps bring better visibility and impact of your works.


This year we dedicate our local celebration to Thomas H.P. Gould, former editor of the Online Journal of Rural Research & Policy, who passed away February 2016.  During this week we will have campus events on:

Action on Campus: Open/Alternative Textbooks | Wed, 10/26 at 3:30 pm in 407 Hale Library

Join us to learn how you can make the change to open/alternative textbooks for your classroom. Drop by anytime to ask questions from our textbook initiative members.

Extreme Action in Making Content Open | Thu, 10/27 at 9:00 am in 401 Hale Library

Join us for this schedule of events in support of International Open Access Week.

9:00 am-11:00 am Film Screening: Internet's Own Boy

1:00 pm-2:00 pm Interview/Presentation Screening: Why Science is Better with Communism? The Case of Sci-Hub

2:00 pm-3:00 pm K-State's Open Access All Stars Recognition and Extreme Action Discussion